Orchestra strings - Elementary
Composed by Doris Gazda, Albert Stoutamire. String method. Spotlight on Strings Series. Score. Published by Neil A. Kjos Music Company (KJ.93F).
Item Number: KJ.93F
Level 2 builds on the concepts introduced in level 1 by opening with a review of the major and minor fingering patterns on all four strings. Attention throughout the method is given to presenting material that makes use of the entire tonal range of the instrument in the first position for the upper strings, and the first three positions for the lower strings. Five ensembles and two duets round out Level 2. Suitable for concerts, the ensembles include America; We Shall Overcome; Amaryllis; Surprise Symphony Theme; and Military March. Suitable for any class size or instrumentation, all string parts have the melody and one harmony part. The Teacher Score/Keyboard books for Levels 1 and 2 include piano accompaniments for much of the program music and ensembles. Especially composed for educators with modest piano-playing skills, the accompaniments can also be played by piano students who wish to become involved in the ensemble experience.